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In January 2006, I started this blog when the manuscript of the History of the Ancient World went off to my publisher. My hair was shorter, my children were younger, my office was still in a [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-12

In the Outer Banks for 2-week family vacation. Getting ready to embark on LOTR movie marathon with kids, cookies and accompanying beverages. # Yeah, TNP should maybe have caught this one a wee [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-05

Good idea: 2-week family vacation. Bad idea: Agree to speak at Texas conference the three days immediately before. #headsmack # Sitting on a plane at RIC, watching a huge thunderstorm sweep down [...]

Water, water

Lightning hit the house this week. The house is fine, although the strike practically knocked my third son off his chair and a flash of blue fire went by the window. Funny thing about a lightning [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-01

Getting ready to give the plenary address at the Society for Classical Learning annual conference in Charleston, SC. Beautiful city. # Back home: today, SHEEP DELIVERY! (That's how you get [...]